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north carolina pardon the wilmington 10? >> it is not a secret an injustice has been done. now, governor perdue has an opportunity to right the wrong. we cannot go back to 1980. this is 2012. >> the north carolina governor is being urged to pardon a group of civil rights activists were falsely convicted and imprisoned 40 years ago for the firebombing of a white owned grocery store. the conviction was overturned in 1980, but the state has never pardon them. we will speak with one of the wilmington 10 who served eight years behind bars and it became head of the naacp. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama is set to meet with congressional leaders at the white house just three days before a year in deadline to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. some $600 billion in automatic spending cuts and tax increases will take effect if no agreement is reached. obama and the rest of republicans remain of the impasse over the republican refusal to allow tax hikes even for the wealthiest americans. senate maj
the ballots from the electors hammon? >> the electoral votes of north carolina have been passed on this, the 17th day of december, 2012, through the republican electors, and the result is as follows. votes cast in the name of paul ryan. >> thank you. with secretary marshall please bring forth the certificates to vote. each elector or will have to sign six copies. i believe we are going to sign one copy, and if at the end the electors will remain seated, we will sign the other five copies. >> the electors having signed a certificate of the vote, at this point i would like to thank the staff of the state capital, the secretary of state's office, and the north carolina republican's staff as well as the north carolina republican party as well as the voters of north carolina for helping make this meeting of the electoral college of success. if there is no further business to come before us, i wish to recognize dodi allen for the purpose of making a motion to adjourn. >> [inaudible] >> recognizing john abernathy -- don abernathy for the purpose of a second. >> [inaudible] >> all those in favo
of today, mr. griffin of arkansas, ms. jackson lee of texas for today, mr. jopes of north carolina for today, ms. gwen moore of wisconsin for today, mr. reyes of texas and mr. terry of texas for today. the speaker pro tempore: the speaker pro tempore: without objection. all requests are granted. for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? ms. pelosi: i ask that the house do now adjourn. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted. the house stands adjourned u time of great desolation. no torment shall touch them. we ask your blessing upon the members of this assembly and especially upon the leadership. it is upon their shoulders the most important negotiations have been placed. give them insight and courage to forge an agreement that allows us all to move toward encouraging future. now made this before your greater honor and memory. -- made this before your greater honor and memory. come to order. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the
, north carolina, today about 51 degrees. orlando, florida, about 73. and that is your latest forecast. veronica? >> just a dusting, not a white christmas, just a dusting? >> enough so santa's sleigh has something to go through, but we're only looking at really a dusting tonight and into tomorrow morning. >> 39 degrees? my goodness. >> it's winter. >> thanks. >>> coming up next, a syrian air strike kills dozens. >>> and more on the late senator inouye. >>> and what's on the menu? america's most expensive christmas dinner. you're watching "early today." . >>> hi, i'm stationed at airsam air base. i wanted wish a merry christmas to my son and boys. merry christmas. >> i'm in southwest asia. i wanted to wish a very merry christmas to my wife, kara, and beautiful daughters. i'll be home soon, and i hope you have a great christmas and happy new year. >> and happy holidays to you, as well. >>> here are some stories making news this morning. activists in syria see government warplanes attacked a bakery in a rebel-held town killing people including children. it appears to be one of the deadlie
putting their money in places like raleigh, north carolina, nashville, tennessee, phoenix, arizona, and madison, wisconsin. that's because what happens in our state legislatures directly affects our taxes, schools, roads, the quality of our air and water, even our right to vote. poticians and lobbyists at the core of this clever enterprise figured out how to pull it off in an organized, camouflaged way, covering their tracks while they put one over on an unsuspecting public. this is the story of how and why it worked. our report was many months in the making. it's a collaboration between tom casciato and kathleen hughes, the filmmakers at okapi productions, and the schumann media center that i head. schumann supports independent journalism and public watchdog groups like the center for media and democracy, whose investigators have been tracking the footprints of alec, an organization hiding in plain sight, yet one of the most influential and powerful in american politics. ♪ ♪ >> i've often told people that i talk to out on the campaign trail when they say "state what?" when i s
. that will turn to rain. rain in north carolina and points south. systempart of the pushing our way. we will see a light mix around lunchtime changing then overtraining. a few sloppy snowflakes to get christmas. it's 32 at reagan national, 28 in winchester, 25 in manassas, dulles. we will be in los low 40's this light mixwith a changing over to train. wednesday, a big rain maker into town the day after christmas. you.to >> the maryland state highway administration is keeping an campf the weather possibility of any freezing rain right now. officials are fully stocked with surprise and will deploy equipment as needed. with nearly a third of all americans traveling this meteorologist are about what could be the nightmare after christmas. two new storms are moving in. rob nelson it is on storm watch. >> there is no place like home for the holidays, but the making it easy to get there. rain snow and torrential delayed and stranded many travelers. the road are practically in someble to navigate west.of the >> there are a lot of spin-outs east.r it will be chain controls for the next two days going int
cities in north carolina and. his efforts generated thousands of volunteers and helped win the state for the democrats for the first time since 1976. the last year has been a busy for them on the campaign trail, over 50 radio and television interviews and 40 events, from concerts' and field offices to opening the final night of the democratic national convention. just yesterday, he helped brighten up washington, d.c. by performing at the lighting of the national christmas tree. his music was with us as we celebrated the season, our family and country. i would like to welcome james taylor. [applause] [applause] >> thank you, bill, thank you, susan, for the cupcakes. i got a fire one myself. mighty tasty. you know, i titled this thing today election reform because i thought i needed to have a title. i probably know less about election reform then pretty much everybody in the room. i will talk a little bit about it toward the end. really, what i wanted to do it is described a pilgrim's progress through the political process as a surrogate. i will start actually as i used to start and ha
tornadoes develop today. heavy rain from western north carolina and to south carolina and into the albany-georgia area continues to spread eastward but we have heavy snow falling through northern indiana and will bring blizzard like conditions to portions of ohio, especially lakeshore of lake ontario as well. here's the best chance of seeing the tornadoes develop today. eastern north carolina and eastern south carolina and severe thunderstorms where we could get wind gusts up to 70 miles an hour. we are looking for perhaps a foot of snow through ohio and northwestern pennsylvania and western new york state. on top of that, we could see wind gusts up to 45 miles an hour and blizzard conditions are felt through the great lakes region. >> good thing in terms of snow on the trees in many spots. >> that's a good point because snow on many trees and winds, we could be talking about more damage. that's not the case. >> holiday woes everywhere and instagram in legal troubles. >>> plus, she's the face of weight watchers. now jessica simpson is about to put the pounds back on. we'll tell you why. h
indeed. time is money. 30 seconds, here is what else we've got for you. starting off with north carolina. and license plate choose life unless it sell pro choice plates, too. that's a judge's ruling. what will our judge say? question, is now the time to buy real estate. we'll talk to one investor who is buying a lot and he will he' show us where exactly he's putting his money and we'll show you actual properties and the price. we're in the holiday spirit here, we've been listening to lots of christmas music. which do you prefer, the old classics or the new versions by today's popular artists. we'll be covering that one, too. all right, it's what day is it? it's tuesday, we've got tuesday morning, early movers, by the way, the dow is up 61 now. i've got the early movers, here we go now. dollar general posted higher outlook and the stock is down. rumblings of carl icon, rumblings, buying up shares of hp. home health care provider, almost family. declared a special dividend $2 per share, it's up. and hearst says the three biggest stock holders are selling 50 million areas, market doesn't li
, you can't have one without the other, a north carolina judge, a federal gentleman, mind you, ruling that a controversial choose life license plate in north carolina is unconstitutional. take a look at the plate, here is what it looks like. the federal judge ruled that it is a violation of the first amendment. the state cannot issue the plates without offering a similar plate for the opposing point of view. our legal panel is here now, tom kenneff defense attorney, former prosecutioner. and anna nicalazi a former district attorney. we should begin with the first amend. , it's the first because arguably it's the most important. congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or bridging the freedom of speech. if you exclude one point of view to the benefit of another is that abridging free speech? >> in this case yet. the government of the state should have chosen to not allow either side to enter the arena by not allowing either plate to be manufactured, but it can't pick one or the other. the question really comes to is it
's father opened the first store in charlotte, north carolina, in 1959. in the beginning, family dollar sold only things that cost a buck. but they abandoned that years ago. today, roughly 90% of their products are less than $10. about a third of everything they sell is not made in america. what do you say about that, that all of this stuff comes from china? >> let's see where this jacket is made. china, look at that. you've got go where you can get the value and where they have the workmanship and the factories to do it. you know, that's the nature of the business. >> reporter: so you're not going to apologize for that? >> no. >> reporter: so there's stuff traveling above our heads all over the place. >> yes. it's an extremely important part of our business to make sure we have a good supply chain. >> reporter: levine took us inside one of his distribution centers, a speeding array of sorting machines and suconveyer belts. there's little room for error because it's the cents that really matter. >> after taxes, if you can make five cents on every dollar you sell, the pennys are important to
farm in jefferson, north carolina. >> it's bunches and bunches and bunches of trees. >> meet the first grade class that visited the farm and put the tag on the tree destined for the white house. >> i would be so excited to go to washington, d.c. and see the white house. >> we couldn't take them to the white house, but we could take their questions. we asked some elementary school children in north carolina if they had some questions. >> yes. >> and they did. >> do they give each other presents? >> absolutely, we exchange presents. but presents are not the highlight of christmas for us. the kids get -- they get to ask santa for a couple of things, but we often -- we spend our christmas every year in hawaii, which is a big trip. >> that's santa claus in a bathing suit. >> santa claus with a lei, a hawaiian lei and some shorts. >> how do you live in the white house? >> there's so many great things. there is a movie theater here. there's a bowling alley. i think one of the best things is we share the house that's like a museum. that's the really cool part. >> i want to ask mrs. obama what
, and northeast colorado. then we go for the wednesday nebraska and north carolina area. and even northern illinois, just touching of the suburbs of chicago, thursday and friday. you have severe storms and everybody is asking, does it get to the east coast? do we get a white christmas? looks like rain. >> we need a lot of high school day spirit in the errants and on the roads. thanks. >>> and still ahead, the abc news search for sluices. the front lines in the america gun crisis, inside the emergency rooms. what the doctors are seeing that could change the debate. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announc ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sighs ] thanks! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is!
north of north carolina. the storm was technically a post-tropical cyclone. under the new criteria, a warning can remain is dangerously high water and wind levels continue, even if the wind drops below hurricane force. there was a silver lining -- no hurricane deductibles for insurance claims filed after the storm, which is 5% of the value of the storm damage. a possible savings of thousands of dollars. much more ahead -- hal crooks are using cell phones and the promise of free gift cards to your money this holiday season. that story. >> dog's easily chase cars -- they can drive them as well. behind the wheel. >> cold air moving into the mid- atlatntic. how long it sticks around with how long it sticks around with the forecast, your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples. that's a given. you need safeway sugar for just $1.97. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another -- only $2.99 for land o'lakes butter. and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll say, "yum! wow! yay! what a sweeter holiday." sa
and the civilian populace is something i talk about at other times so i think that's, if you don't live in north carolina or texas or southern california, and they'll see people in uniform it was true from a growing up in buffalo new york and i got my rtc scholarship in 1995 so that was a very different culture and time. it's not that long ago but 9/11 really did change so many things and i thought i wanted to be an astronaut. i thought i was going to do all these other things but i went to school between the invasions of afghanistan and iraq and i knew exact to what i was signing up for and i wanted to do it anyway. that would make me the same as young men between the age of 16 and 30, for the last 5 million years. the consequences just are not there. there is this part of the brain that has the self-preservation instinct and i was born without it. maybe all the other guys i worked with were sane and that you try to keep yourself safe. you don't want to get shot and you're not looking to get killed. it's just you are willing to put yourself there for reasons that aren't necessarily clear until
populations were pennsylvania, virginia, massachusetts had quite a good sized population, north carolina was growing by leaps and bounds. people went south through pennsylvania and virginia into the western part of north carolina. -- the population centers were the biggest in pennsylvania, virginia, massachusetts, north carolina. what i call the vanguard colonies or massachusetts, connecticut, virginia, and south carolina. not new york and pennsylvania, important as they were, because they were too divided. there were not out in front in the patriot cause. they were divided. the vanguards of out in front. >> to 0.6 million. million. what about the ones who were not quite? >> 50,000 blacks. 450,000 black slaves. >> who was responsible for bringing black slaves to america? >> a lot people. a lot of people who regretted they had. a lot of the merchants brought slaves and later made pledges against it. the british and the french had the largest organized slave trade. a number of the people in the colonies were slave traders and anomaly british at the time. >> how many other countries had peo
you feel when you heard the news? >> you know, it is a little bittersweet. i'm in north carolina and as a north carolinian, i was really disappointed with the way the amendment initiative vote went yesterday here in north carolina. but it's -- it's very promising to hear president obama finally come up and speak out on something that's so important. i think the ground swell and the energy behind a lot of the activists and the people who were important in the vote here yesterday in north carolina, that energy made its way to washington and president obama realized that this was a time to speak up and to speak out on the freedom for everyone to marry. >> do you think homosexuality is a sin? >> i think that it's -- it's unnatural. i think that it's detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization. >> what do you do if one of your six kids says, dad, bad news, i'm gay? >> i'd sit down and have a heart to heat with him, just like you did with your son. >> if one of my kids said that, i'd say i'm great, son, as long as you're happy. what would you sa
. this tommyrot to n.c. with tracy calling on. barbara -- this time we are off to north carolina with tracy calling in. who is the kindle fire 4? >>caller: me. i want this for myself than i. [laughter] >>host: what made it the computer or tablet to get tonight? why do you decide you had to get this evening? -- i have been watching you all for item anemone years and this on tv 4 while and i keep advertise and it just seems like it would be good thing to have. >>guest: it is. >>host: it is a really good thing to have. i knew you of a ton of fun with it tracy. when you tell your friend and a pendant or under $40 they will think that you will robbed the store. i told my brother i bought a better thing. >>host: you did well for yourself tonight and i appeal of a great holiday and thank you for stopping by hsn. >>caller: thank you yelyou over 40,000 on and we are about halfway through the presentation so if you are channel surfing, thank you for callinstopping by hsn. i hope you had a great afternoon and day but if you are joining as for the first time, this is and this is the finest hour a
documents from the north carolina archives that describes a torture of the unionist women to extract information of the whereabouts of their men and they find the men and sometimes they execute them on the road or other times they would subject them to procedures. the thing about the confederacy is they are constantly deploying troops to prevent slaves from running away to the enemy. they have to divert troops to contain the deserters. they have no extra troops. the pressure on them by late 1860's for, the secretary of war says there are no more white men to be had for by that point* the conversation starts seriously if they use black soldiers. that is bizarre but the perfect arc of justice slavery is an element of strength that we have to consider emancipating slaves to force them to in last. that is another story. they don't contemplate emancipation act of the goodness of their heart. by the end to some people were willing to invest slave men but the confederate congress and a major stage legislation refuse to write the emancipation clause they wanted them to serve while they were
the 16-year ..- old north carolina girl went mmsing two years ago today..... her bodd was found in he susquehhnn river montts year the boyfrieed of her older sister, michael johnson, was charged with strangling her. now prosecutors say they want to close the courtroom ddringghis trial to show sexaully explicit ideos of barnes and is key to their case. we spokeeto thee family tooay, ann they told us they are aware of the evidence, and prepared. 3 it ppears morgan state university will keeppits presiidnt fter the sshool's board of regents reversed itself. earlier this month the school's board of regents voted 8-to-7 not to renew david wilson's contract.but after protests from students and faculty the board decided to hold a meeting oday to get community input.this is what one tudent had to say before today's meeting. 33:12"we really just want aaswers, we want to find out whyy.we as a student body have &pa dutt to find out what's going on.. on." &p there's no official wor yet on why the board chaaged ccntract today. tte head of the maryland attorney general's
. that is the area that will become a more significant storm off the coast of north carolina but then racing out to the east as we get into tomorrow afternoon. all of this week, no big deal. nbd kind of storm. in quickly, and out of here. there is officially winter weather advisories. no winter storm warnings. there maybe an inch or two of snow in the northern severance -- suburbs. i think it is less than a chance we will see our first inch of snow here in washington. a bit of a winter wheat mix. -- a winterly next but like your neighborhood laundry, he and by 4:00, up by 5:00. >> road crews are preparing the roads for the snow and slush expected tomorrow. we are live in leesburg. >> this is east market street, one of the main drags in leesburg. this was pre treated many hours ago, folks, bracing for the storm. traces of wednesday's snowstorm still lies the streets. >> i try not to drive around. >> snowplows stand ready. >> the storm is how and where -- hard to predict. >> this is the moment before the storm. >> once we start tracking, we will go to the bridges the ramps. >> and for much of frid
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room, this is the mantle. beautiful decorations in the blue room. a 18 foot fir trees from north carolina. and look at the intricate details. and a popular site, the dining room the white house. it is really neat. we bring it to you. >> amazing. a beautiful day to enjoy some of the lights if you want to cruise around this evening. >> not bad but a little breeze. and a couple spotty showers. did you catch the sunrise this morning? >> it was purple. it was beautiful. >> we were able to catch it for you on the time lapse. with the cloudiness. and we had our window washers. i captured a really cool image of the clouds on my facebook page and i tweeted it. an image of albert einstein, so take a look at it. showing a couple sprinkles, what we call wraparound moisture on the backside of this area of low pressure. as it moves across the mountains, it fizzles out for the most part. a little action in martinsburg and frederick county. 61 degrees. there's a strong west wind at 16 miles an hour, so it feels a little cooler. we are seeing fifties across the region for the most part. 57 in man
at the radar, in closer, and we do not have clouds. southwest virginia, west and north carolina, a few sprinkles and showers. in the edge of the screen on the great lakes you could see something happening, too, and it is pushing in our direction. this disturbance will be here for awhile starting tomorrow. the other story, the temperatures. we started in the 20. and 30's. at the airport, it is still 38 degrees. 39 winchester town and elton. 38 in parton. frederick, 35. 30's in western maryland. it is chilly. sunshine now. to the west there is a storm system. the center of the energy it is in canada. at the moment, tail end of the storm is producing moisture in the great lakes but not much further south. when it comes into the area it will lay here for awhile. it will lead the big rainmaker, but it will pester us, and that does not mean we will have rain, but the threat will hang over our heads. today, visually, the nicest day. lots of sunshine. 49 is the average high. we are on target. number wind will be light. on the bay, east becoming southeast. a light breeze. a wonderful chop. they
] browns summit, north carolina. crescent city, california we had a package go to kathmandu once. the web has been the reason this entire section of the warehoe exists today. we were becoming more than this lile flour company in vermont. [ woman ] we're all going after one common goal which is to spread the joy of baking throughout the whole world. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> 3 special war veterans and arrived at dulles today. they are all straight puppies taken in by soldiers deployed in afghanistan. >> his soldier found him at a checkpoint in security detail. he is going to seattle to live with the soldier's girlfriend. >> the third was found on base when he was just eight weeks old. he is not going to live with his soldier. >> ready for a chilly day? >> tomorrow, 45 degrees. after that, back into the 50's to 60's for the weekend. rain comes our way late sunday into monday. monday and into tuesday, could rain around us. >> thank you very much. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--
colder 41 degrees will be the high temperature in new york city only 50 in raleigh north carolina loon gnaw. a b -- north carolina. >> it is winter after all. >> thank you so much, maria. appreciate it. >>> while you were sleeping workers at the nation's largest court complex reached an agreement ending an 8 day strike that halted shipping all across the country. lauren simonetti has more. another story you can bank on this morning. this is good news just in time. >> smack in the middle of the holiday shopping season a strike for 8 days at the nation's busiest port. clerical and dock workers back on the job today after los angeles and long beach. together they handle half of all of the cargo that arrives in the u.s. by sea. total of a billion dollars a day on the ship not delivered to the warehouse. this strike wasn't about salaries or benefits. clerks make nearly 90,000 a year. it was about the belief that the terminal operators wanted to out source future clerical jobs. >> cost the u.s. economy 1 billion a day. >> 8 billion in total. >> good news for the housing industry. >> definite
. >>> the warden in a north carolina prison has been suspended pending an investigation of prisoners allegedly being ordered to rub hot sauce on their private parts. >>> and curtis owes more than $90,000 in back child payments and has been ordered to stop having children. he has nine with six different women. >>> off the coast of turkey, at least four people have died and ten are missing after a cargo ship sank in the black sea. a rescue boat also crashed on to the rocks and sank. and nasa is planning to build a cheaper mars rover by 2020. because of budget cuts, they will use spare parts and design plans to build the new craft for only $1.5 billion. >>> now over to wall street for a look at your wednesday morning markets. the dow opens at 12, 951 after losing 13 points yesterday. the s&p was down 2. the nasdaq fell 5. overseas, the nikkei gained 36 while the hang seng shot up 470. >>> good news for retailers and investors today. here's why. the ports will be open tomorrow. late last night, l.a.'s mayor announced an agreement has been reached to end the strike that crippled the nation's larges
that we're seeing across hateras and most of eastern north carolina, it is going to wind down pretty quickly. we also have some snow still falling back across nevada where we do have winter storm warnings in effect. the highest elevations above 7,000 feet koend up picking up another foot of snow. but elsewhere, high pressure is in control. and there's really not a lot going on. until we get into next week. that's when the pattern is going to change and get more active. in the meantime from virginia beach right across eastern north carolina and a few lingering showers across south carolina, that's all we're seeing across the east coast. now i'm sure you've heard rumors of a storm for next week. it looks like we could see a weak disturbance sunday into monday, perhaps a few rain and snow showers. but for the bigger event tuesday into wednesday, it does look like this storm is going to track a little closer to land, meaning it would be a mostly rain event unless you're in central and northern new england. but if this storm tracks further to the east, there is a chance we could see more
portions of north carolina. significant weather. as far as tornadoes go i think that's pretty much over with for today. we are looking at very heavy snowfall and rainfall around coastal areas. new york city dealing with that in the overnight still dealing with that there. that's the story through long island and massachusetts. as we head inland where temperatures are cold enough you are getting that snowfall. up state new york, vermont, new hampshire accumulating across the road ways. we have a number of winter storm warnings in effect across northeast and new england. most of these are in effect through tomorrow morning. we have a prolonged period of time of heavy snow, heavy rain and strong winds gusting over 30-40 miles per hour. >>> maria molina. thank you very much. >>> top 5@5:00 those are the top stories coming up. it was senator daniel inouye's last wish to be succeeded by colleen hadabusa but kneel abercrombie instead pinted his lieutenant governor. >> i made the decision with the full confidence that brian's appointment is in the best interest of the party the state of hawaii
'm a mother. >> reporter: a mother from new york city. a chaplain from north carolina. how important is it to give back to this community? >> i have grandsons exactly the same age of the victims. my heart was -- i just was moved. >> reporter: this fire house is now the site of 26 christmas trees, one for each soul taken at sandy hook school. each one donated by a woman from north carolina, and nestled with teddy bears. how is christmas going to be? >> um -- it's not going to feel like christmas. i think, you know, it's important to keep things as normal as possible for everyone. it's about giving. and loving. and kindness. >> reporter: random acts of kindness abound. take michael, offering up his bulldog for free hugs at a local coffee shop. amanda is a grief counselor who lives an hour away. she's donating time to those here who need her most. >> i feel like my heart has been lifted by the good coming in from across the country and across the world. a truly incredible experience. >> thanks to lara spencer for that. >>> and today, we launch a conversation here at abc news, on every o
americans are flocking to gun stores. shelves empty just this week at this north carolina store. >> we've never seen anything like this. we have the christmas business, the hunting season business, and now we have the political business. >> lapierre was pressed time and time again whether he would agree to one change in gun law, he either refused to answer or changed the subject. he finished by saying the gun is the tool. the problem is the criminal. >> let me ask you about another washington story. we're nine days away from going over the fiscal cliff. any progress to speak of today? >> there are a number of members of congress today asking that the president and the speaker try one more time. both republicans and democrats in the senate are saying the chances of that big debt-reducing deal really are lost. it's now a small deal, they expect it out of the senate probably later this week. >> david kerley reporting from washington tonight. thank you. >>> speaking of president obama, he attended the burial today of long-time hawaii senator, daniel inouye. it was a 19-gun salute when the
down to north carolina. more than a dozen states under winter watches and warnings this evening. and this is moving fast. nearly a foot of snow in some states already. more than a foot of snow in forecast for syracuse, new york. and in the heartland tonight, the threat of more twisters. close to three dozen reported tornadoes on christmas. this evening, they're bracing for more bad weather. our extreme weather team is across the storm zone tonight. you can see sam champion there, he has the latest track in a moment. but we're going to begin with abc's alex perez in indianapolis. >> reporter: strong winds whipped around fast-falling snow in indianapolis and made getting around by foot or car nearly impossible. david mathis struggled just to keep up with the shoveling. you saw no snow and then within a couple of hours, what did you see? >> yeah, just basically whiteout conditions. you know, you look out the window, you couldn't even hardly see outside. >> reporter: the massive storm leading to blizzard warnings in at least eight states. 30-mile-per-hour wind gusts in parts of indi
carolina. happy holidays. my family in fayetteville, north carolina. happy holidays. ( ♪ ) for those nights when it's more than a bad dream, be ready. for the days when you get a sudden call from the school, be ready. for the times you need to double-check the temperature on the thermometer, be ready. when you have children's motrin on hand, you're ready. for high fever, nothing works faster or lasts longer than children's motrin. be ready with children's motrin. when an army of volunteers serve up a holiday feast for thousands of diners. and preparing a stormy white christmas around the countr where people will be shovelg out driveways...and packing scrapers. "i think it will just signal that they can't get it toger -that probably leads to even worse decisions in the futu and bay area leaders sound f on the fiscal cliff stalema. join us for cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning... beginn, >>> here's a look at today's forecast in some cities across the country. waernds, pbs, -- washington, d.c., partly sunny, 48. atlanta, rain, 60s. st. louis, mostly cloudy, 38. denver, morning snow, 25. seatt
though seeing some rain showers, heavy at times, moving into western north carolina. this will continue to affect the east coast and then eventually move out over the water. but, again, that bigger storm system still bringing snow and rain to the west coast. mountain snow has been brutal with about five feet of snow reported in the mountains of california. that is the area of low pressure that is slowly going to trek eastward and then eventually bring snow to the area in oklahoma and arkansas and even winster storm watches posted across southeastern missouri up into southern illinois and into indiana as well. here you see this winter storm warning right through oklahoma city. so it is going to get pretty nasty for traveling in that area where we could end up with, again, about six or seven inches of snow in this pink shade here. again, most areas in the east will be seeing a good amount of sunshine for christmas day, however, tonight into tomorrow morning a weak little disturbance will move through and bring just enough snow that you could see some of the white stuff on the ground in th
. -- opportunities to learn. a small north carolina company is trying to change that by turning technology into an impetus for active play in children. eric edwards has the story. >> these kids are doing their own thing on the playground. while competing with each other in a virtual world. this is sqord. a combination game and real- world exercises. >> our idea is not to say that technology is the problem. but embrace it and say can be part of the solution. >> it tracks physical activity and captures a range of motion, duration, and energy. >> kids see which of their friends for the most exercise in a day. >> i did not notice any smack talk on there. >> although bragging rights are involved, kids can only communicate by listing -- a sliding from a list of positive phrases. it is during this time that physical activity plummet. >> it is a vulnerable time during this middle school transition. parents may have to work harder to find their children, but for activity. >> children do not have to be a soccer star or the fastest runner. all you have to do is play. in our experiment, kids would not
into southwestern virginia, western north carolina tennessee valley. that will slowly push our way. by lunchtime is when we will see the first areas of a light wintry mix across the washington area. late morning is when it starts southwest of town, parts of central virginia. it's part of a weak low pressure system. a stronger and more potent system will be moving in on wednesday, the day after christmas. it will be rain event for us with a healthy soaking of rain on wednesday. 27 in winchester and frederick. at the present point in the district. 30 in lexington park, quantico, fredericksburg. a cold start today. the majority of us of freezing. 8:00, increasing clouds. by noon, 39 degrees and a light wintry mix. no accumulation of snow, just what roads. not looking at much moisture. by the time it's over, after sunset, maybe 1/15 of an inch. tomorrow, partly cloudy, a beautiful christmas, mid 40's for the high temperature. then there is heavy rainfall on wednesday. let's go to steve. >> looking good on the roads. on the beltway -- springfield, actually looking good at the american legion bridge.
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